The 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup should have been the 19th edition of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the biennial international men's youth football championship contested by the under-17 national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It would have been hosted by Peru.
|Copa Mundial de la FIFA Sub-17 de 2021|
|Teams||24 (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 6 host cities)|
Brazil were the defending champions.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament was cancelled on 24 December 2020. Peru was then awarded the right to host the subsequent FIFA U-17 World Cup instead.
Peru were announced as hosts following the FIFA Council meeting on 24 October 2019 in Shanghai, China. They were also one of the bidders to host the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup, which was awarded to Indonesia on the same day in exchange for Peru's right to host the U-17 competition.
Peru had previously hosted the tournament in 2005. They were also initially awarded hosting rights of the previous edition in 2019, but were stripped by FIFA in February 2019 after inspection of their facilities.
Peruvian Football Federation had proposed five venues in five host cities.
|Estadio Miguel Grau|
|Estadio Elías Aguirre|
|Estadio 25 de Noviembre|
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- ^ "CONSEJO EJECUTIVO DE LA FIFA ELIGE AL PERÚ COMO SEDE DEL MUNDIAL SUB 17 2021" [FIFA Executive Council chooses Peru as host of the 2021 U-17 World Cup] (in Spanish). Peruvian Football Federation. 23 October 2019. Archived from the original on 25 October 2019.
- ^ Instituto Peruano del Deporte [@ipdperu] (23 October 2019). "Estos serán los estadios para el Mundial de Fútbol Sub 17" [This will be the stadiums for the 2021 U-17 World Cup] (Tweet) (in Spanish) – via Twitter.